Monday, January 07, 2019
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
we have a pair of Cardinals hanging around in Bird Alley , however they are both very elusive. we see the female more often than the male, but if she sees us looking out the windows at her she is gone like a fash. Last week we were very surprised to see two female Cardinals feeding here.
Posted by me ann my camera at 5:57 AM
Saturday, December 01, 2018
By just finding a little touch of yellow on those tiny finch cousins and I know, “Yes, It is a Pine Siskin.With the news that an expected influx of winter finches are expected in my area I am constantly on the lookout for some of the dear little one of this bird family. I am very hopeful that as winter truly sets in , I might have a few little redpoll visitors as I haven’tseen any of them for the last few years or so.
I am posting today on Eileen’s Saturday Critters, which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca
Have a wonderful first day of December everyone.
Posted by me ann my camera at 7:04 AM
Saturday, November 24, 2018
We have had three species of sparrows feeding recently in Bird Alley. The white-throated Sparrow is a daily visitor and is often the first arrival of the day.
is the little northern Tree sparrow. There are two strong identifying features of the Tree Sparrow. First, look for the bicoloured bill which has a lower yellow bill, and secondly the tree sparrow has a central dark breast spot.
the third sparrow that I found in Bird Alley about a week nd a half ago was a Song Sparrow, but with this recent cold snap it hasn't been seen since.Hopefully this lingering sparrow is now headed for more southerly climes. As the Tree Sparrow, the Song Sparrow also has a center dark breast spot to identify it.
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:45 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2018
I was very pleased to read this week that there is an expected influx of winter finches in my area and so on the day of my reading that information I went out looking for Grosbeaks and red berries. I went to my favourite pond area where I usually find ducks, but knew there were red berries there also and I found a Pine Grosbeak feeding on berries! What a wonderful surprise and find!!
Posted by me ann my camera at 9:14 AM